Reclaimed Vintage Army

Contemporary African Beadwork

 

ARTESAN is a sustainable and artisanal lifestyle brand collaborating with African women artisans to create one-of-a-kind and limited collections using vintage garments while celebrating craftsmanship. Our brand advocates for individuality, self-expression and craftsmanship. This first unisex capsule collection is inspired by the crafts of beading adorned by many African tribes while showcasing our modern view of the past. Our original approach and passion for vintage is celebrating Bamileke beadwork culture, from West Cameroon in the hope of shedding more light on the local craftsmanship while integrating heritage beadwork techniques into our own contemporary aesthetic of upcycling.